Camille Alleyne is an Aerospace engineer and an acclaimed speaker. She is currently the Deputy Manager of Commercial Lunar Payload Services at the NASA Johnson Space Center. She is a powerful advocate for global education and for the next generation of female scientists.
Kimberly Kowal Arcand
Kimberly Kowal Arcand is the Visualization and Emerging Technology Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. She is a principal researcher in the Aesthetics and Astronomy image response research project and she has co-written several books about exploration and visualization of the cosmos.
Dr. Rick Fleeter
Dr. Rick Fleeter founded the small satellite and communications company AeroAstro Inc. where he served as CEO for 21 years. AeroAstro employed 100 people dedicated to making space more accessible and appropriate to every day needs and to improving the space resource user experience. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Brown University's School of Engineering.
Daniel Lockney is the Technology Transfer Program Executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He is the Leading authority on new technology developed by NASA and its possible, terrestrial applications.
Prof. Michael Lye
Michael Lye is is an Industrial Designer and educator teaching advanced studios and seminars at RISD. He is currently Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator, and specializes in human centered design with an emphasis on design research and analysis
Alexander MacDonald is the Chief Economist at NASA. He is the author and editor of a number of NASA reports including Emerging Space: The Evolving Landscape of 21st Century American Spaceflight, Public-Private Partnerships for Space Capability Development, and Economic Development of Low-Earth Orbit.
Prof. Phil Metzger
Dr. Phil Metzger is a planetary scientist with the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida. His research led to NASA’s effort to protect the historic lunar sites from rocket exhaust blast effects. He co-founded NASA’s biannual Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration and was selected as Kennedy Space Center’s Scientist/Engineer of the Year in 2011.
Prof. John F. Mustard
John Mustard is a Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Studies at Brown University.
Jessica Newman is a Crewed Spaceflight Operations Instructor at NASA Johnson Space Center. She has also recently earned her MBA from Rice University and launched her own startup, Blue Chip Scholars, a web app dedicated to connecting young girls with an interest in STEM to female mentors established in industry or academia.
Lynn Rothschild Phd
Dr. Lynn Rothschild is evolutionary biologist and astrobiologist at NASA's Ames Research Center. She is also the Technology Lead for NASA Headquarters Space Technology Mission Directorate. She is pioneering the use of synthetic biology to enable space exploration. She was awarded the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) fellow three times, most recently in 2018. PhD from Brown University.
Dr. Javier Stober
Dr. Javier Stober is a Research Engineer in the Space Enabled Research Group. In that role, he leads the development and operations of the satellite laboratory and fosters collaborations with partnering organizations. Dr. Javier Stober has worked at various organizations across the engineering landscape, public and private, small and large, foreign and domestic, including NASA, Honeywell Aerospace, Boeing, and Space Propulsion Group.
Dr. Katlyn Turner
Dr. Katlyn Turner is a Research Scientist within the Space Enabled research group at the MIT media lab. In that role, her primary research includes work on inclusive innovation practices, and on principles of anti-racist technology design. Dr. Turner is passionate about issues of diversity, justice, inclusion, and accessibility within society-- particularly in higher education and within STEM employment sectors.
Prof. Michael Waltemathe
Michael Waltemathe is the senior lecturer in the Department of Protestant Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He has published several articles in the fields of Spaceflight and Religion, Media and Religion, and Religious Education. He has edited Touching the face of the Cosmos, On the Intersection of Spaceflight and Religion, Fordham University Press NY 2016
Peter Worden is the Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and the former director of NASA Ames Research Center. He has authored/co-authored upwards of 150 scientific papers in space sciences, astrophysics and strategic studies.
Dr. Soyeon Yi
Dr. Soyeon Yi is an astronaut, biotechnologist, and the first Korean to fly in space. Currently, Dr. Yi is working with Silicon Valley-based satellite startup, Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. as the strategic business development & international partnerships, and Studio XID as the North America business Lead.